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Unity 4.6 Coming This Week

The wait for the full release of the Unity 5 videogame development engine remains ongoing but the company continues to update Unity 4 in the meantime. Now the company has confirmed that the latest version of the engine, Unity 4.6, will be seeing a public release this week, with further updates and patches to be rolled out across the remainder of 2015. With its release, Unity 4.6 will become the default version of the engine.

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The company explained as much in a new blog post that maps out the next month of updates. The public release of Unity 4.6.1 will be arriving in the week beginning 8th December 2014. The updates will include a range of fixes, though a specific changelog of tweaks is yet to be released. It’s not yet clear if Unity 4.6 will bring any further updates to the engines support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) then.

Despite updating its current engine, many are still waiting for the full release of Unity 5, which is offering Beta access to those that have pre-ordered. A handful of VR developers are currently working with the engine and have showcased what is possible with the updated software. This includes Grave developer Broken Window Studio and Darkfield developer VR Bits. VRFocus will continue to follow Unity, reporting back with any further updates.